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Rocko1
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2/26/2019
Rocko1
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Having not fully satisfied my hiking in the snow itch we went out to Cuyamaca on Saturday. Did 5.5 miles on the Japacha Fire Rd to West Mesa. Post-holing the entire hike is very tedious. It was nice to see so much snow out here. 19F at 7:15am.



Peak in the background





Got to a point that the trail was a shallow stream.


Then this-Decided I didn't want to slug my way through this and headed back.


Nice small cat track




It was a nice change. There was a ton of water flowing in the Japacha Creek.
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Buford
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2/26/2019
Buford
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Nice. Not too many people on the road?

I avoid Laguna and Julian in the snow because it turns into a zoo. If Cuyamaca is better, I might hike there instead.
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Rocko1
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2/26/2019
Rocko1
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Buford wrote:
Nice. Not too many people on the road?

I avoid Laguna and Julian in the snow because it turns into a zoo. If Cuyamaca is better, I might hike there instead.



About 8 cars when we got to the parking area at 7ish. When we got back at 12:30 is was total chaos. CHP had the road blocked going north of where we were-Harvey Moore trailhead-requiring chains-which was ridiculous as the roads were completely clear and dry. We just got out of the parking area and headed back to 8. Passing 3+ miles of cars backed up from there trying to get to Julian.
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rockhopper
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2/27/2019
rockhopper
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Good to see lots of snow in the mountians again. Go early is smart. Thanks for sharing.
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ziphius
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2/27/2019
ziphius
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Nice hike! Looks like a bobcat track, a little distorted due to lack of vertical perspective, but I think that's what it is.
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Rocko1
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3/1/2019
Rocko1
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ziphius wrote:
Nice hike! Looks like a bobcat track, a little distorted due to lack of vertical perspective, but I think that's what it is.



It was tough to take a good picture with the sun. Makes sense now that I think about it-it's tracks were all over. If it were a juvenile lion I assume the mother/sibling might be nearby.
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